Antioch U. System Dismisses Leaders at All 5 Campuses

The Antioch University system on Tuesday terminated the Boards of Trustees and, apparently, the presidents at all five of its campuses, located in four states, The Keene (N.H.) Sentinel reported. 

In a letter to the university community, William R. Groves, the interim chancellor, wrote that the colleges would now be overseen by a single board of governors, and institution officials would pursue initiatives to help Antioch “be an even stronger institution now and in the future,” the Sentinel repo…


U. of Northern Colorado Admits Bias-Response Team Violated Free Speech

The University of Northern Colorado’s president has acknowledged that campus officials made mistakes after two state senators criticized the actions of the institution’s bias-response team, which handles bias-related incidents, according to The Tribune, in Greeley, Colo.

The newspaper had raised questions about the team, saying that it had responded to complaints in ways that trampled on people’s free-speech rights. State Sen. John Cooke, a Republican, wrote a letter to the president, Kay Norton…


U. of South Florida Fires Official After Investigation Into Hiring Process

The University of South Florida has fired the director of its communications school, Samuel Bradley, for hiding an investigation into his inappropriate relationships with students at his previous job, the Tampa Bay Times reported on Thursday.

An independent report commissioned by the university also found that employees had made several lapses in hiring Mr. Bradley, including not conducting a background check and not advertising the position he was initially hired for in a hasty attempt to fill …


NCAA Rules Baruch College Lacked Institutional Control

Baruch College of the City University of New York lacked institutional control over its athletics program when two staff members gave 30 athletes impermissible student aid and benefits over five years, the National Collegiate Athletic Association said in a news release on Thursday.

The staff members handed out a total of $255,097 in impermissible financial aid and benefits.

The release also said a vice president for student affairs and enrollment management and a head coach of women’s basketball…


U. of Tennessee Medical Students Will No Longer Train on Live Animals

The University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center will no longer use live animals to train medical students, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine said in a news release on Thursday.

The Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, the last American university to use live animals in training, will employ medical simulators in their place.

The John Hopkins University’s School of Medicine announced in May that it would stop teaching surgical techniques with live pigs.


South Carolina State Appoints New President After Interim Resigns

South Carolina State University, a historically black institution in Orangeburg, appointed James E. Clark, a member of its Board of Trustees, as president after W. Franklin Evans, who had been serving as interim president, resigned on Wednesday, according to a university statement.

Mr. Clark formerly worked as a vice president at AT&T and has served on the Board of Trustees at Benedict College, in Columbia, S.C., for 18 years, according to the statement. The university did not use a presidentia…


Education Dept. Releases Final Report on Corinthian Loan Discharge

The fourth and final “Borrower Defense Progress Report” was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education. It cites 26,603 claims for debt relief, of which 87 percent were from former students at the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc., according to the agency. As of June 24, the report says, the department had approved more than 11,000 claims for student-debt relief, for a total of more than $170 million.

This is the last of four reports produced by a special master, Joseph A. Smit…


Nearly 1 Million Community-College Students Lack Access to Federal Student Loans

Nine percent of community-college students, or nearly one million people, attend institutions that don’t participate in the federal student-loan program, according to a study released on Wednesday by the Institute for College Access and Success.

According to the group’s latest report, some community colleges say they opt out of federal student loans to keep students from borrowing too much money. As a result, the report says, students feel pushed to take out more-expensive private loans or to re…


Long-Struggling Dowling College Is Told It Will Lose Accreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education this week notified Dowling College that it would lose accreditation on August 31, Long Island Business News reported.

In a public-disclosure document, the commission said that it would withdraw the long-struggling private college’s accreditation after peer-evaluation reports, visits to the New York campus, and materials submitted by the college “failed to document that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance.” The commiss…


Kentucky Governor Reveals Nominees for New U. of Louisville Board

Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky has announced his 10 nominees to a reconstituted Board of Trustees for the University of Louisville, The Courier-Journal reported on Wednesday.

The new board members were named two weeks after Mr. Bevin, a Republican, disbanded the university’s entire board and Louisville’s president announced plans to step down.

Mr. Bevin’s list includes one famous name, John H. Schnatter, better known as Papa John, the founder and chief executive of the Papa John’s Pizza chain. The …